Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Add another SATA Drive

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 X64 (when I type "arch" in terminal, it outputs "x86_64"), I have only one 250GB SATA Drive (SATA 0) at the moment where I have my OS and apps installed. I am now ...
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Why does partition table corruption even happen?

I created an extended partition and tried to add two NTFS units to it. Instead two 125 GB partitions, I got – according to Disk Utility – 2 X 982 GB partitions plus a 14574534 TB one ...
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ext4 partition size / free space discrepancies

While creating a 250GiB backup partition for my data, I have noticed lots of discrepancies between reported partition size and free space in Nautilus, gParted, df, tune2fs, etc. At first I thought it ...
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how do I resize my home partition (ext4) on runtime? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to resize a ext4 root partition a runtime? I am using ubuntu 11.04. I have installed GParted. I wanted to resize my home folder cuz its low in free space but ...
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Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 as a second OS on a laptop that has Windows 7. In Windows, I have created the below partitions: C: -> NTFS - 52GB (Windows installation) D: -> NTFS - 94GB E: -> ...
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Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows

MY NTFS Partition has gotten corrupt somehow (it's a relic from the days when I had Windows installed). I'm putting the debug output of fdisk and blkid here. At the same time, any OS is unable to ...
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Shrink a partition without losing data

I've got a Linux-based OS installed on a partition I want to shrink. Want to avoid reinstallation or losing/corrupting data, if possible.
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Why am I asked for my password when I want to mount a drive

I am asked for my password (sudo, I guess) whenever I want to mount an internal drive/partition. Why is that? Also, its named like /media/7013bc1d-b3a2-4df6-8c85-828ced85ef0e How can I get ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system with Ubuntu?

Hello can someone give me short tutorial how to: Remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system (Ubuntu/Windows7) Let me use free space as new partition for data (so I dont need to extend ubuntu itself ...
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Installing multiple versions of Ubuntu

I want to set up a system for testing where I can boot into Ubuntu 8, 9, 10, and 11. What would be the best way to partition my drive to do this? Also easiest way to configure Grub2?
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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Server Partitioner Hangs at 43% [closed]

I bought this server for work (a cheapy): http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7220575&CatId=2683 to upgrade our WAMP server to a newer LAMP server. It ...
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Multipath only sees 2.0T of 4.8T

I have been given 4.8T of SAN storage to my Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit server. multipath only sees 2.0T. Is this a limitation of Ubuntu or Multipath; or am I doing something wrong? Example output: ...
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Partition problem on installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11 to dual-boot with Windows 7 (my main os). Here is screenshot of disk management on Windows: As you can see I already shrinked volume D: for 16gb, where I am about ...
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How to mount partition permanently?

I am using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE. I am wondering how can I auto-mount a partition (internal) on boot automatically. Currently I do something like mount /dev/sda3 /works But I want it to be ...
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Recommended partitioning scheme considering upgrades, dual/triple booting, multi-distro, and software settings

Yes, this has been asked numerous times here, and Ive carefully read all the related questions. But very few focus on some of the issues that concerns me the most. So, given we now have a new Ubuntu ...
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How to delete a second swap partition safely?

First of all I've tried to install Ubuntu , but something went wrong and the installation was interrupted. Then I tried to install again , and it was installed successfully. And there was another ...
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Does changing a partition-type lead to data loss?

Before I go change my partition type from EXT3 to NTFS in my Ubuntu machine, I wanted to confirm will it affect or corrupt the files present in the disk. It would help if you know a problem or share ...
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Possible to format/create partitions with Clonezilla?

I am wondering if its possible to create/format/resize partitions with clonezilla?
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How to remove an “Unallocated” partition

I had Windows partition on my hard drive, but I uninstalled Vista, so I no longer need it. I'm guessing I need to log in with a Live CD, but when running Drive Utility and GParted on the CD, it showed ...
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Why are my two ubuntu installs on separate partitions sharing the same apt-get data?

I have two ubuntu installs on two separate partitions, one Unity and one Gnome-Shell. They both use a common encrypted /home partition. That sort of setup has worked well for me in the past, but for ...
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Data Recovery using testDisk failing!

I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using testDisk, After selecting the partition[pic 1] and selecting Undeleted[pic 1], it says, No deleted file found.[pic 2] 1 2 I ...
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What are the FOSS solutions for partition merging?

What are the FOSS solutions for partition merging in Ubuntu?
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How to format/partition SD card?

How can I format or partition SD card in Kubuntu? Is there an application with GUI for this?
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Does Ubuntu Live session write anything on the primary partition

Here is the situation.I am a duel windows ans ubuntu user. Accidentally I formatted the C partition(root partition of windows). Now I ran several live ubuntu sessions from CD. And found a way to ...
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Wanting to understand LVM & the default setup

From what I understand LVM allows me to resized and moved around almost at will ~ from here Then I thought, with the usual partitions, I can also resize them? Perhaps with LVM I can have 1 ...
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Allocate free space on a partition inside an extended

/dev/sda2 - EXT4 - 136GB of free space /dev/sda3 Extended /dev/sda5 - ext4 - my ubuntu partition /dev/sda6 linux swamp I need to put those 136GB from /dev/sda2 into /dev/sda5, but apparently, ...
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gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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Problem with my partitions?

I needed to split my hard disk into 5 partitions for installing Ubuntu 11.04. The first one (*) was for system reserved - 100mb, second (C) was the installation of Windows 7, third (D) was for my work ...
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Does an upgrade to a partition format get applied to an already existing partition?

I have often wondered, when an update is made to ext4 for example in the kernel and then more performance updates are made to it (And they keep up adding up over time) when i upgrade to the latest ...
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Why won't my setup see the partitions on my hard drive?

I currently have a dual boot system with 6 partitions on my 180GB hard disk (4 NTFS, 1 for swap and the other one ext4). Ive got WIndows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (upgraded from 10.10) installed. The 11.04 ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user

I have a number of drives internal and external. Some are partitioned. Most mount automatically at boot (all did at one point). One partition is owned by root and therefore does not mount ...
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Can't view files on partitioned external drive

I'm trying to recover data off an old internal laptop drive now residing in a USB caddy. The hard-drive is pretty knackered and started giving warnings about impending failure, so I would rather not ...
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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How do you recover from formating your partition with grub?

I had my laptop's HDD separated in 3 partitions: NTFS - Win XP install (primary) NTFS - common space (extended) ext4 - Ubuntu 10.10 (extended) Running out of space, I deleted my 2nd partition, and ...
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How is SFS partition different than other?

i have SFS partitions. how this partition is different than other linux partition? can it be converted to other and vice versa without losing data? aneal@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 ...
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Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted

First, I know this may be just an issue with Windows, but I guess people on the Ubuntu/Linux side may know this kind of issue better. I just did a full system reinstall with new partitioning. I first ...
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How to make a partition invisible?

I have 2 HDDs. One with Ubuntu and one with win7. The win7 disk has 3 partitions of which I want to make the boot partition with win7 on make invisible for Ubuntu. When I make it hidden in gparted ...
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Changing to another distro: can the -home partition be kept?

I want to change from Ubuntu 11.04 to another distro and I have /home on a different partition than the other folders. I want to ask if it's possible to keep the same /home partion with another distro ...
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How to move Ubuntu to an SSD

My current situation is: One hard disk Dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. Partitions: 100MB Windows System thingy 144GB Main Windows 160GB Ubuntu 4GB Swap 12GB System Restore stuff Now I want ...
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How to undo move /home into /old_home?

I accidentally skipped the step "Preparing fstab for the switch" and moved on to the next step of "Moving /home into /old_home" under the documentation for setting up a separate home partition here: ...
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Recovering from a move of /home when it's encrypted (ecryptfs)

I had a 20GB / partition at work that dual-booted with Windows and it quickly ran out of space. I usually do 20GB / and 160GB (or whatever the rest of the hard drive is) as /home, so I intended on ...
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How can I store /var on a separate partition?

I'd like to store /var on a separate partition from /. What is the correct way to set this up?
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Wubi-move-to-partition worked but didn't install the bootloader, what do I do?

I am on Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it through wubi. But the script exited at copying var/tmp. I do not have the exact error message but it said that some files were deleted before they could be ...
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Shrink NTFS Windows 7 Partition with GParted [duplicate]

I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. Initially I allocated about 20GB for my Ubuntu partition; however, I quickly ran out of that space and am now looking to expand my ...
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Why is my storage partition xxGB, when Disk Utility, and Gparted say otherwise?

I created an ext4 partition to back-up my files to, and partitioned it for 102GB in Gparted using a live USB. After I booted into Ubuntu, I opened Disk Utility, and it said that the partition was ...
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Upgrading to Natty with /home on a separate partition

I am running Ubuntu Maverick and I'm about to upgrade to 11.04. When I installed 10.10, I decided to set up a separate partition for my /home directory. Will Ubuntu automatically detect my separate ...
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Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?

There are two prior questions that tangentially touch on this here & here. It's not really what I'm after though. I plan on installing Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty in a dual-boot scenario. ...
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How can I resize my partition?

There are a few other questions here with a similar title, I followed the steps in each one but I'm still unable to resize my Ubuntu 11.04 partition using Gparted. When I right click on sda1, and ...
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Local file system not properly unmounted during shutdown

I have a file system with two HDDs and several partitions mounted separately locally. /root, /home, /usr, /var, /local/share, /home/bernhard/fotos/bilder, /backup are on separate partitions and are ...